Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mae West: Picture Show

What a beautiful cover of Picture Show Magazine with MAE WEST and Cary Grant. This very collectible United Kingdom publication was dated for 21 April 1934.  Mae was happy to promote her film "I'm No Angel" to British moviegoers.
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It seems the British readership in 1934 was far less prudish than Americans. Notice Cary's intimate hand position and a nice expanse of female flesh. You know that Will Hays would not have permitted this image to be shown on the screen.
• • Edmund Lowe [3 March 1890 21 April 1971] • •
• • Born in San Jose, California on 3 March 1890, Edmund Dantes Lowe cut his teeth in vaudeville and then decided to try his luck with the flickers in 1915 when he was 25 years old. In their December 1919 issue, Motion Picture World did an article on the handsome six-footer: "New Leading Man for Norma Talmadge."
• • Active in the cinema, especially as a leading  man during the 1930s, Lowe co-starred with Mae West in the film "Every Day's a Holiday."  Edmund Lowe had the role of Capt. McCarey.
• • Between 1915 — 1960, Lowe was cast in 128 projects either for the silver screen or the small screen. Fans might remember seeing him as the engineer in Mike Todd's "Around the World in Eighty Days" or in his final film "Heller in Pink Tights" [1960].
• • In Hollywood, Edmund Lowe has a star on the Walk of Fame [for Motion Pictures] at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard and another star [for TV] nearby at 6601 Hollywood Boulevard.
• • Edmund Lowe died of a lung ailment in Woodland Hills, California on 21 April 1971. He was 81.
• • On 21 April 1957 • •
• • Mae West  had a few prestigious publicists and one was known in the industry as N.T.G.  This gentleman also attended her wedding when she married Guido Deiro.
• • On 21 April 1957, the world received the sad news that Nils T. Granlund had died in a taxi accident in Las Vegas.
• • Born in Sweden but raised in the USA, Nils T. Granlund [29 September 1890 — 21 April 1957] was a Broadway show producer, radio industry pioneer, and also a publicist for Marcus Loew who formed Loews Theatres and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
• • On 21 April 1975 • •
• • Published in hardcover on 21 April 1975 was "Mae West On Sex, Health and E.S.P." by Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I'd rather be looked over than overlooked."
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• •  An article in The   New York Evening Telegram praised Mae West.
• • Drama Critic Robert Garland wrote about "Diamond Lil" starring Mae West:   "You'd have thought that a favorite bootlegger had come back from Atlanta!  Mae West makes Miss Ethel Barrymore look like the late lamented Bert Savoy."  . . .
• • Source: Review of "Diamond Lil" written by  Robert Garland for The New York Evening Telegram; published on  5 April 1928
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2277th blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/

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